coun·​try·​wide ˈkən-trē-ˈwīd How to pronounce countrywide (audio)
: extending throughout a country

Examples of countrywide in a Sentence

The murders attracted countrywide attention.
Recent Examples on the Web This was made into countrywide federal rules on how the streets are designed. The Politics Of Everything, The New Republic, 9 Mar. 2022 Lacking a consistent, countrywide approach to proof-of-vaccination, each airline has been left to figure out its own way to check passengers. Robert Hart, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 Like much of the non-U.S. world, vaccine rollouts have been slow and countrywide communication has been a challenge. Ben Baldanza, Forbes, 1 June 2021 Whatever hope there was for a broad, countrywide rebuke of Trumpism was misplaced. Melissa Gira Grant, The New Republic, 4 Nov. 2020 Now, as countrywide protests have surged following George Floyd’s death in police custody in Minneapolis, Trump has turned up the heat again, stoking the flames rather than seeking to put them out. Brian Bennett, Time, 31 May 2020 In the midst of the rampant, countrywide shuttering of bars and restaurants due to COVID-19, there are few ties left to the proverbial night out. Popular Science, 29 May 2020 Rates in San Antonio are slightly better than countrywide figures: Nationwide, about 87.7 percent of renters made full or partial payments by May 13, down 2.1 percentage points from last year, the National Multifamily Housing Council reported. Madison Iszler,, 22 May 2020 Many are still marooned after getting swept up in rapidly changing travel restrictions, countrywide quarantines and shelter-in-place orders. NBC News, 1 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of countrywide was in 1915

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“Countrywide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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